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Poster: Bell&Howell Date: Mar 1, 2005 12:47pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: FTP/download help please

Via my PC, my goal is to download movies that I can then burn onto DVD. What I need to know: exactly how to FTP files from this site via FTP so that I can them burn them. Specifically, FTP program and settings, etc. When I open some movies, there is a list of files while on others there are no files - I need to resolve this.

FYI:In a previous post, excellent advise was provided for burning onto a DVD.

Many thanks in advance.

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Mar 2, 2005 5:35pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: FTP/download help please

Actually, you don't need to use the file-transfrer-protocol method to get the files for the movies. (ftp://ftp.archive.org/pub/movies/prelinger/vcd/). The ftp listings here are mostly all MPEG-1s and are not as good a resolution, they are 240x352 instead of DVD standard 704x I forget, and you have to spend time re-doing them with less good results. Here's the fun and easy way. On this front page, near the top and in the center, click on "Browse the Prelinger Archives" and a large list of topics appears. When you click on the purple topic line, a number of the films relevant to that topic will be listed. From there, click on either the slideshow picture or the "Show movie details" and you will be taken to that specific film. Now, on the right, you will see a listing of various available formats, such as MP4, MP2, MP1, etc. Choose the MP2 by the right mouse button and "save target as" then a window opens, usually "My Documents" and then click "Save" and it should be travelling to your hard drive. Wait until finished and then once download is completed use Ulead or other to make sure that the sound and picture are fixed to exacting DVD specs. This new file should burn OK (Actually, some look amazing!) Key tip: make sure you burn slower than the blank's max speed and don't exceed about 3G on your first tries. Good Luck!